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The Manhattan Short Film Festival

The Manhattan Short Film Festival will be screened on Friday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. in the OCTC Great Room 101, Kaplan Hall, SUNY Orange, Newburgh.

Admission $5. All students are allowed free entrance.

Tickets: available only at the door

Box Office table opens at 6pm the evening of the screening.

The film fest shows the 10 finalists that were chosen from 1615 entries from 75 countries. That is nearly double the number of entries from last year.

This year’s Final 10 represent an extraordinary range of film genres including comedy, drama, horror, sci-fi, animation, and martial arts short films. The following are the film titles: and the countries from which they originate.

Do No Harm (New Zealand),

Behind (Spain),

Fickle Bickle (USA),

Hope Dies Last (United Kingdom)

The Perfect Day (Spain),

Just Go! (Latvia),

Mare Nostrum (Syria),

Viola, Franca (Italy),

In a Nutshell (Netherlands)

8 Minutes (Georgia).

The MSFF offers families and friends (15 and over) the opportunity of voting. Audience members are given voting sheets on which the film titles and actors are listed. At the conclusion of the viewing, they vote for their favorites

—Best Film and Best Actor—

The votes from all venues worldwide are counted, and the winners are announced by MSFF on October 9. Results of the SUNY Orange moviegoers voting are released via e-blast.

Free, secure parking is available in Kaplan Hall parking garage entered at 73 First St, Newburgh. Questions may be directed to Cultural Affairs at (845) 341-4891/9386 or

Information is available through the website at

Event date, time and location.

Dorothy Szefc
Cultural Affairs